Friday, October 24, 2008

EUAsiaGrid Colleagues at the SEACOOP Conference in Brussels, Belgium

. Opening Session of the 2008 Euro-Southeast Asia Cooperation Forum on ICT Research held on October 6-7, 2008 at the Radisson Royal SAS Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. Rafael Saldaña (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines), co-chair of Session 1 (Future Networks).

Dr. Marco Paganoni (right) of Italian National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INFN, Italy) is shown giving a presentation on the EUAsiaGrid Project (see

Dr. Piyawut Srichaikul (right), Manager, Knowledge Engineering Technology Program of the National Electronics and Technology Institute (NECTEC, Thailand) is shown giving a presentation during the SEACOOP conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. Rafael Saldaña (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines) with Dr. Piyawut Srichaikul (NECTEC, Thailand)

L-R: Peter Banzon and Denis Villorente of Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI, Philippines); Dr. Suhaimi Napis, Director, InfoComm Development Centre (iDEC), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM); and Dr. Rafael Saldaña, coordinator, Ateneo Grid and High-Performance Computing Group, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU, Philippines).

This Forum took place on October 6-7, 2008 at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Brussels, under the aegis of the European Commission and of ASEAN, and with the support of the SEACOOP project. It was the first of its kind ever organized in Europe and attracted around 250 delegates, including over 100 representatives from leading Southeast Asian organisations in the ICT area.
I chaired Session 1 (Future Networks) together with Pierre Chastanet , Scientific Officer, Unit D1, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission.

Several of my colleagues in the EUASIA Grid Project (see were also present during the conference in Brussels. Shown above are some photos of my EUASIAGrid colleagues and me during the SEACOP conference in Brussels, Belgium.

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